Christmas In Lisbon & The Estoril Coast
7 nights. December 2018. From £869.00.
LOW DEPOSITS UNTIL 30th APRIL - JUST GBP79** PER PERSON
Based in a wonderful four-star hotel overlooking Cascais Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, this week-long Christmas break includes a full day in Portugal's historic capital, Lisbon, and a visit to UNESCO-listed Evora, plus the chance to join other fascinating excursions.
Tour Highlights and Inclusions
A guided visit to Lisbon
Free time to enjoy the city's pre-Christmas atmosphere
A visit to Evora - a Roman and Renaissance treasure trove
Seven nights' half-board accommodation at the four-star Vila Gale Hotel, Estoril
A special Christmas dinner and entertainment at the hotel
Return flights to Lisbon
Return airport-to-hotel transfers
The services of a friendly, experienced Tour Manager
Single rooms are available for a supplement
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Fly to Lisbon and transfer along the coast to Estoril and the hotel, your comfortable home for the Christmas holiday.
Explore the wonderful Portuguese capital, Lisbon, on our included guided excursion. See the historic Belem quarter, the broad avenues of the Baixa and the narrow streets of the Alfama district. You'll also have a chance to soak up the city's pre-Christmas atmosphere.
Rest and relax at the hotel, perhaps enjoying the health centre's hot tub or Turkish bath, or join today's optional excursion to the walled hill-top town of Obidos, the former fishing village of Nazare beneath its rocky promontory, and the fabled shrine at Fatima.
Day Four (Christmas Eve)
Today is left completely free for you to enjoy the delights of the hotel and elegant Estoril.
Day Five (Christmas Day)
Today's optional excursion takes in Estoril's fashionable neighbour Cascais and UNESCO-listed Sintra, with its Moorish Royal Palace and Disney-esque Palacio da Pena. This evening, begin your Christmas celebrations with dinner at the hotel.
Enjoy a Christmas Day to remember, as you join new-found friends for a special Christmas dinner, perhaps followed by a stroll along the seafront to work off the calories.
The last of the included excursions takes us to charming, exquisite, UNESCO-listed Evora. See the Roman temple of Augustus (often referred to as the Temple of Diana) and the fortified cathedral, which stand in the centre of the city, separated by the city museum.
Say a fond 'adeus' to your hosts today as you transfer back to the airport to board your flight home.Back to top
The elegant, modern Vila Gale can be found just a few minutes on foot from charming Praia do Tamariz beach and Estoril's seafront promenade. It is also close to Estoril's famous casino and the town's many shops, bars and restaurants.
The hotel has an outdoor swimming pool, a well-equipped health club and gym, an elegant bar, and a reception. An excellent excellent restaurant serves Portuguese specialities, and 24-hour room service is available.
All of the bedrooms are comfortable, and each has private facilities, air conditioning, a telephone, satellite TV, a safe, a hairdryer and a mini-bar.Back to top
European closing times
Shops in Europe will generally close from early afternoon on Christmas Eve until 27th December. Included tours and excursions have been chosen for their scenic or historic value.
Hotel transfer times
The transfer time from the airport to your hotel is approximately 30 minutes.
Combining hotel transfers
We sometimes need to combine transfers to and from your hotel. We always try to keep any wait to a minimum, but you may be asked to wait at the airport for up to an hour, while other incoming flights arrive, before the transfer to your hotel. Similarly, we may need to transfer you back to the airport up to three hours before your flight home departs.
If you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.
The majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair, please let us know at the time of booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made.
Occasionally, for operational reasons, we may have to change the order of the excursions on your holiday. The final day-by-day itinerary will be confirmed on your Final Travel Documents, which you will receive approximately three weeks prior to your departure.
Foreign Office travel advice
Visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice to find out the latest Foreign And Commonwealth Office travel advice for your holiday destination, as well as information about passports and visas.
**Low deposit of GBP79pp applies to new bookings made between 30th March and 30th April (inclusive) 2018 only.. This offer applies to flight-inclusive holidays only and excludes Lapland, Andre Rieu in Maastricht, Andre Rieu in Vienna, Deep South Rhythms, New Orleans & Caribbean Cruise, Five-Star Alaska Cruise & the Canadian Rockies, Canada's Rocky Mountaineer(TM), the Seychelles Island Cruise, Darjeeling & Bhutan - The Last Himalayan Kingdom, Classic South Africa, Under African Skies, Cape Town, the Garden Route & Big Five Safaris, Peru - Lake Titicaca to Machu Picchu, and fly-cruises on board Magellan and Columbus. This offer is subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time.Back to top